The TPP and its Relation with Regional and Preferential Agreements in Latin America

Polanco, Rodrigo Javier (December 2016). The TPP and its Relation with Regional and Preferential Agreements in Latin America (SECO Working Paper Series 21/2016). World Trade Institute, University of Bern: SECO, World Trade Institute

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The goal of this paper is to study the impact that the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) may have on regional and preferential trade agreements (PTAs) in Latin America. If we understand TPP as an ordering project operating both on a mega-regional scale and at a regional dimension, this research examine the influence of TPP wording and commitments on TPP negotiating countries in Latin America (Chile, Mexico and Peru), and on other countries that are not part of the TPP negotiation, including those that share similar features and policy interest with TPP members (Costa Rica, Panama), other that have opposing interest (ALBA countries), or that have kept preferentialism largely on a regional level (MERCOSUR). The paper concludes that TPP has served as fostered convergence for a group of countries in the Latin American region that already had an important participation on preferential trade agreements and investment treaties. It is also likely to influence other countries of the region that have not a large experience on PTAs except under a regional approach (Uruguay and Paraguay). But it is also unlikely that the TPP will influence Latin America countries that are openly against the system of PTAs (Venezuela, Bolivia, and Ecuador) or that have kept themselves outside of the system of PTAs and IIAs (Brazil).

Item Type:

Working Paper

Division/Institute:

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > Institute of European and International Economic Law
02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > World Trade Institute
10 Strategic Research Centers > World Trade Institute

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > NCCR International Trade Regulation

UniBE Contributor:

Polanco, Rodrigo Javier

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law

Series:

SECO Working Paper Series

Publisher:

SECO, World Trade Institute

Funders:

[UNSPECIFIED] Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

Projects:

[UNSPECIFIED] SECO/WTI Academic Cooperation Project

Language:

English

Submitter:

Rebecca Anne Gilgen

Date Deposited:

02 Feb 2017 15:54

Last Modified:

21 Sep 2017 11:27

Additional Information:

SECO / WTI Academic Cooperation Project, based at the World Trade Institute of the University of Bern, Switzerland

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.94471

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/94471

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